MAGISTRATE Fabayo Azore, has again, deferred her ruling in the Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the 2017 murder of Godfrey Scipio, called “Saga”.
Former detective, corporal Derwin Eastman, and former constable, Jameson Williams, were jointly charged with murdering the popular D’Urban Street businessman at Kitty, during the course of a robbery.
The case is being heard at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, where the Magistrate has now set November 27 as the date for ruling.
Ranks from the Police Major Crime Unit were able to arrest the then serving policemen, days after the alleged ‘trigger-man’, Aubrey Bobb, was charged with the October 12, 2017 murder.
Bobb is alleging that Eastman was the mastermind and had supplied him with the gun to carry out the hit.
The police arrested Bobb one day after reviewing CCTV footage from the Kitty hotel, where 64-year-old Scipio was shot and robbed. He had reportedly confessed that he had borrowed the gun to commit the crime. Bobb had previously served time for robbery.
Reports are that Scipio was leaving the hotel in the company of a female friend, and was about to enter his car, which was parked in front of the building when he was accosted by a gunman.
The gunman, according to the police, discharged a round, hitting Scipio in the abdomen. He later relieved him of his jewellery before escaping on foot in a northern direction.
Scipio was rushed to a private city hospital where he was pronounced dead. The stolen jewellery was never recovered.
Bobb is currently awaiting a High Court trial for the crime.